Fruits are one of the most healthy things we can eat. They provide all sorts of good vitamins and nutrients and are sweet and sugary. Despite all the awesomeness fruits provides us, there are some really disappointing and downright gross aspects of the tasty treats that will ruin your appetite. Bonus: Can your find the puns throughout the list?
1. Sadly, apples aren’t all that they’re cracked up to be. They are 25% air – hence why they float on water.
2. Cherry seeds aren’t as innocent as we thought: According to the Dead Sea scrolls cherry seeds have satanic power. That’s the pits.
3. That apple you just ate could easily be up to a year old. Why? Cold storage technology makes it possible to preserve apples from the previous season so stores can sell them year-round.
4. In 2011, 21 people died in the United States from cantaloupes having listeria bacteria.
5. Bananas are slightly radioactive.This is because of all the potassium they contain. The potassium decays. You may also witness chronic symptoms if you eat 274 bananas a day for seven years.
6. Other “radioactive” foods include spinach, white beans, apricots, salmon, avocados, mushrooms, and yogurt.
7. In 2001, there were over 300 banana-related accidents in Britain involving people slipping on skins.
8. Grapefruit can cause instant overdose or even death when combined with one of 43 medications such as ones for blood pressure. Many are linked to an increase in heart rhythm, known as torsade de pointes, that can lead to death.
9. In the 19th century, British sailors ate limes to prevent Scurvy. Arrrg!
10. Cloned fruit is widely sold in grocery stores. None of these fruits are labeled as such. And no, they aren’t regulated.
11. Osage orange fruits are used to repel cockroaches. And by looks of them, they are going to repel me as well.